Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, says that the Government’s decision to give up their agreement with the European Union by demanding ‘alternative arrangements’ to the Northern Ireland backstop is a “descent into a fantasy world that does not exist”.
In a series of votes in the House of Commons this evening, it was also agreed that the UK would not leave without an agreement – demonstrating that the Commons will not allow a “No Deal” exit.
Mr Zeichner comments “The Prime Minister has had to give up her long-negotiated agreement with the European Union, and has caved in to her Conservative hard-liners.”
“The European Union has always been clear that there have to be arrangements that work within Ireland that do not create a hard border, but that also protect the integrity of the European Union. That is an inescapable fact – the alternative arrangements sought by the Brexit fantasists do not exist, so the Prime Minister’s pleas to Brussels will be in vain.”
“Theresa May has consistently said that the options are no deal, now rejected by Parliament; her deal, now also torpedoed by Parliament; and no Brexit. It is ever more clear that the only responsible action now is to revoke Article 50.“